I belong to a friendship group The Cotton Patchers. One of our activities is to exchange birthday blocks. Here are the two blocks that I made for the two January Birthday gals.
This was Susan’s blocks. She asked for flip flops. She provided the background fabric and the design. She requested that we use bright colors and embellish the sandals. I chose to make 3D straps and added two stacked buttons. I think they came out very cute and I’m pretty sure she liked them.
The second one was a more traditional block. Barbara provided the pattern and requested red, white and blue. Here’s what I made.
I think Barbara is collecting the same blocks from two different friendship groups so she should end up with a nice size quilt.
I have started playing with a new quilting foot and templates designed to use with a sit down quilting machine. So far I am very impressed.
This is my first attempt using the circle template. This should turn out to be very fun. Stay tuned.
To see what others are working on, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times.